Enable Voice Control in Android Lollipop

Some of the newer smartphones are now coming with the voice command or voice control feature that enables you to give voice commands to your smartphone. The latest Android Lollipop OS only makes these features work better. Through the voice control feature in Android Lollipop, you can speak to your smartphone and make it take some action. For example, when you say “cheese” your phone should take a picture. This way you do not need a selfie-stick to take pictures from far way. While this feature is very exciting, it may not be available in all the smartphones running Android Lollipop.

If you want to enable the voice control feature in your Android Lollipop based smartphone, then you can follow these simple steps:

  1. On the homescreen, touch the menu button (near the lower-left corner of the screen) and then select Settings to open Android Settings.
  2. On the Android settings screen, choose Language & input from under the Personal category.Voice Control in Android Lollipop
  3. If your phone supports voice control, then you would be able to see Voice Control option under the Speech category. Select this Voice Control option.
  4. Here you would be able to enable or disable voice control for all the apps that support it. You can just touch the toggle switch shown in front of the apps and it will be enabled (or disabled).Voice Control in Android Lollipop
  5. You can also view a list of available commands for the apps. For example, the Camera app supports two voice commands “Capture” and “Cheers”. You can say “cheers” or “capture” to take picture with your phone’s camera. Additionally, you can also change the voice command language from this screen.

Conclusion: The Voice Control feature in Android Lollipop really makes it easy to perform various actions in the smartphone like playing/pausing music or videos, taking pictures or browsing websites. You can start using the voice control in your Lollipop powered smartphone easily.